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Recall 15V172000

Vacuum Pump Relay Overheats

Recall Details

The vacuum pump relay may overheat, causing a vehicle fire hazard. Dealers will replace the vacuum pump relay free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The vacuum pump relay may overheat, causing a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Ford will notify owners of affected limousine and hears prep package equipped vehicles beginning in May, 2015. Additionally, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand when you contact them. The Ford recall number is 15S10.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, March 24, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 24, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,549
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V172000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles with a limousine and hearse prep package, manufactured March 6, 2012, to March 10, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the vacuum pump relay may overheat due to an internal fault or contamination.
Consequence
If the vacuum pump relay overheats, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vacuum pump relay with a new electro-mechanical relay, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S10.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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